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For this beer butter chicken, all you need is a whole chicken, beer, butter, and seasonings. The chicken is seasoned and slowly cooked on the grill. This is a bit unorthodox, but the end result is moist and flavorful.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
3 hrs
3 hrs 30 mins


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for low heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Melt 1/2 cup butter in a small skillet. Mix in 1 tablespoon garlic salt, 1 tablespoon paprika, salt, and pepper.

  • Discard 1/2 of the beer, leaving the remainder in the can. Add remaining butter, garlic salt, paprika, salt, and pepper to the beer can. Place the can on a baking sheet or disposable pan. Set chicken upright on the beer can, inserting the can into the cavity of the chicken. Baste chicken with melted, seasoned butter.

  • Place the baking sheet with beer and chicken on the preheated grill. Cook over low heat until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 3 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Remove from the grill, cover with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

514 calories; protein 31.4g; carbohydrates 3g; fat 40.3g; cholesterol 158mg; sodium 1618.1mg. Full Nutrition